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LOVING THE OCEAN ART WORKSHOP

Posted in art, city of fremantle, indian ocean, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on March 14, 2018

 

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Rekindle your love of the ocean and learn about Sandy McKendricks intimate connection to the Western Australian coastline and how she draws inspiration from the land and sea.

Join Sandy for a 3 hour workshop, enjoy a stroll along Bathers Beach, talk with the artist, learn techniques for still life drawing and relax with a light morning tea.

Sunday March 18 from 8.30-11.30am at Little Space Freo. J Shed

It costs $65 pp. Numbers are strictly limited so book your place now early.

Sandy is a Fremantle based artist, performer, writer, director, puppeteer, designer, and ocean lover. Through her company Sandpiper Productions she has been involved in the Perth International Arts Festival and has toured performances both Nationally and Internattionally.

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THE MAGNIFICENT UNDER WATER WORLD ON SHOW

Posted in art, city of fremantle, nature, oceans, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 22, 2018

 

Feb 25 Underwater Film Fest

 

The Fremantle UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL is on this Sunday February 25 from 6-9 pm at the Fibonacci Centre in Blinco Street, so all you snorklers and divers get out there and see some great short movies.

We in Freo are lucky that we can see outstanding underwater photography and video permanently on display at the Glen Cowans Gallery next to the Roundhouse, so if you can’t make it to The Fib on Sunday wander over to the Roundhouse where Glen’s gallery is open Thursday to Sunday from 10.30 am to 4 pm. You won’t be disappointed!

Roel Loopers

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BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY RUST

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing, maritime, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

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I have told you many times that there is a lot of beauty in the ordinary, so I took up the challenge of making ‘art’ out of rust yesterday.

I took these photos of a real rust bucket in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour late afternoon.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder hey.

Roel Loopers

FAR STATESMAN VISITS FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2017

 

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The powerful Far Statesman offshore tug supply ship was an impressive sight at C Shed berth in Fremantle Port late yesterday afternoon.

The vessel was specifically designed for anchor handling and towing of offshore platforms.

Roel Loopers

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HUGE CRUISE SHIP ARRIVES IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, cruiseliners, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on November 28, 2017

 

The cruise ship season has started in Fremantle again and tomorrow morning at approximately 8 am the Ovation of the Seas will visit our city with 4,000 passengers on board.

The vessel is one of the largest in the world and has features like a skating rink, bumper cars, a flight simulator, a wave park and robot bartenders.

The Royal Caribbean liner is the fifth largest in the world and the largest cruise ship ever to visit Australia, so it will be an impressive sight to see her entering and leaving port. Departure is at 5 pm.

Last year 160,000 people arrived on 60 cruise ships in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

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ICEBREAKER SHIRASE IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, Uncategorized by freoview on November 27, 2017

 

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The big Japanese icebreaker Shirase is in Fremantle Port today, so go have a look at it.

Roel Loopers

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NATIONAL SCIENCE VESSEL IN FREMANTLE PORT

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, indian ocean, Uncategorized by freoview on November 26, 2017

 

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Fremantle’s Victoria Quay was buzzing with activity this morning with hundreds of people boarding the Rottnest Island Express and Sealink ferries, among them former WA Premier Peter Dowding and wife Benita and former PR guru Chris Lewis and wife Pam.

The unusual sight of a drill rig and navy frigate added to the attraction.

The drill rig is on board the research vessel Joides Resolution, on an expedition into Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics, as part of her International Ocean Discovery Program.

The vessel drills into the ocean floors to collect and study core samples and is funded by the National Science Foundation.

The MHAS Newcastle is a regular visitor to Fremantle Port, so welcome to you all!

 

Roel Loopers

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WET, WILD, WINDY FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, indian ocean, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on August 14, 2017

 

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As a teenage boy in the Netherlands I would ride my bike from The Hague to Scheveningen to watch the wildness and incredible power of the North Sea during storms, and I do the same here in Fremantle and drive onto the South Mole every day to watch the mighty Indian Ocean.

It is very wet, wild and windy out there today, so pretty gorgeous really, so here two photos I took around 11am this morning.

 

Roel Loopers

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SOME PEOPLE ARE JUST RUBBISH

Posted in beaches, city of fremantle, pollution, rubbish, Uncategorized by freoview on July 29, 2017

 

Students of Fremantle John Curtin College spent one hour on cleaning up Port Beach recently and were amazed at what they found in such a short time in winter.

Cigarette butts 166, Cigarette lighters 3, Straws 20, confection sticks and cups 50,Lids and tops 27, Plastic drink bottles 13, Plastic food packaging 38, Cylume glow sticks (mini) – recreational fishing 6, Recreational fishing items 15, Rope and net scraps less than a metre 17, Rope in metres 3 and Plastic bits and pieces hard and solid 162.
Others: Foam buoys 3, Earplugs 8, Glass beer stubbies 4, Broken glass 20, Cloth 9, Aluminium cans 5, Metal bottle caps 29, Paper and cardboard packaging 136, Rubber balls 1 and Rubber remnants 12.

One has to wonder how much other rubbish ended up in the ocean before the students collected it.

It is disgraceful that so many people believe someone else will clean up after them and leave their rubbish behind.

 

Roel Loopers

 

OCEAN WARRIOR IN FREMANTLE HARBOUR

Posted in environment, fremantle, nature, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2017

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Sea Shepherd‘s impressive new vessel Ocean Warrior is in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour and open to the public, so take advantage of it.

The Sea Shepherd group does incredibly important work on the oceans to stop the Japanese from slaughtering whales, so they need and deserve our support.

Roel Loopers

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